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PM urges AJK Govt to devise strategy for tourism promotion
June 20, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged Azad Kashmir government to devise a comprehensive strategy for promotion of tourism in Azad Kashmir.

Chairing a meeting on development projects, promotion of tourism and other matters of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Islamabad on Thursday, he said there is huge potential of tourism in Azad Kashmir, which needs to be exploited aptly.

The Prime Minister said overseas Pakistanis are the biggest asset of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and their problems should be solved on priority basis.

Speaking on the occasion, Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider said the PTI government's new visa policy is proving helpful in promotion of tourism in Azad Kashmir. Raja Farooq Haider thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for highlighting the Kashmir issue befittingly at international forums and taking keen interest in resolving the problems of the people of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. He also acknowledged cooperation of the federal government in highlighting the Kashmir issue at international level, facing the Indian aggression boldly, including Azad Kashmir in various forums such as National Development Council, and resolving problems of the people of Azad Kashmir.

The meeting discussed the federal government's projects, including rehabilitation of the people living along the Line of Control, provision of Sehat Insaf Card to the people living along the LoC, Mansehra-Muzaffarabad-Mangla-Mirpur project, Neelum Jhelum and Kohala project and expansion of Mangla Dam project.

The meeting approved formation of a committee to resolve matters pertaining to Mangla Dam raising project.